By Ushang Ewa/Agency Reports
No fewer than 138 soldiers serving in the 13 Brigade of the Nigeria Army in Calabar the Cross River State capital have benefitted from the Chief of Army Statff (COAS) accommodation intervention project.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the COAS, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai stated this Saturday while inaugurating the second and third phases of the project which comprises of 49 single and 52 one-bedroom flats respectively with a view to phasing out shanties from Army barracks across the country.
He had inaugurated the first phase of the project which comprised 37 flats at the Akim Barracks on February 26 this year,
“After commissioning the first phase of the project earlier in February this year; I must say that I am delighted to be here again to commission the second and third phases of the project,” Buratai, represented by Maj.-Gen. Christopher Jemitola, Chief of Policy and Plans, Army Headquarters, Abuja said.
“With what I am seeing on ground in this barracks, the Commander of 13 Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Bulama Biu, has done very well.
“Biu was prudent with the resources at his disposal and was thorough in the supervision of the projects, after watching the different documentaries that this project underwent.
“It is imperative that officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army are given befitting accommodation in line with the vision of my leadership,” he said.
In his address, Biu who supervised the project said that the shanties in the barracks had existed for many years since its establishment in 1912 and had to be demolished to give way to modern structures, with a view to giving the barracks a face-lift.
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